Who Makes L5-20 to 5-20 Conversion Cables?

Who makes a conversion cable from L5-20 to 5-20?

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It amazes me that someone can post this type of question without first doing a google search. DM what is your opinion?

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Mr. Sandman

Which product on that page you posted do you think answers the question I asked? I don't see one.

I wanted a cable that was L5-20 on one end and 5-20 on the other end. I didn't want a faceplate for a UPS, nor did I want a PDU that gives many 5-20 connections for a single L5-20 input.

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You should be able to build one by buying the plug & socket connector in Home Depot, Ace Hardware, Mayer, Graybar or other Electrical Parts suppliers and then buy the length of 12AWG power cord. Power "adaptors" at 20 amps or higher seem to be normally "custom built" by electricians or end users.

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Nam Paik

Okay - I give in..

Can anyone tell a non-American what a "conversion cable from L5-20 to 5-20" is?? :-)

Thanks, Cameron:-)

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Cameron Dorrough

Quantities not mentioned, but try ericson.com or danielwoodhead.com

--s falke

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s falke

Those are NEMA plug/receptacle numbers. "L" means locking, "5" is 240v, "20" is the amp rating. I assume he is asking because he needs a "U/L" (or other recognized lab) listed cable... Similar to your "CE" mark but with some different requirements.

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How bizarre... Thanks!


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Cameron Dorrough

The "5" designates 125 V, not 240V! The standard US 120 V 3 wire receptacle is a NEMA 5-15.

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Bob Weiss

Absolutely correct! Mea Culpa "6" is 240v

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You probably will not find one 'on the shelf'. Nor will anyone make one for you...tho they might make 100 for you!


  1. Buy the parts and make one yourself.

  1. Find a qualified electrician who will do it for you.

  2. Cut the offending end off of the cord and install the configuration that you really need, thereby eliminating the need for a 'conversion cable'.

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